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Emphasis on training as new tobacco season starts

Emphasis on training as new tobacco season starts

| September 25, 2015

Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) and the Farmer’s Development Trust have started preparing for the 2015-16 tobacco season by training farmers in the sorts of good agricultural practices that should allow them to produce the high quality leaf required by the market, according to a story in The Herald. The 2014-15 tobacco marketing […]

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Japan in training for pre-Olympics smoking bans

Japan in training for pre-Olympics smoking bans

| September 25, 2015

A group of lawmakers within Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has outlined a bill to ban or segregate tobacco smoking in public places ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to a story in The Japan Times. The bill would call for a ban on smoking in schools and medical facilities, […]

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JT rumored to be in talks to buy RAI brand assets

JT rumored to be in talks to buy RAI brand assets

| September 25, 2015

Japan Tobacco Inc. is in talks to buy cigarette assets from Reynolds American Inc, according to a Bloomberg story citing ‘people familiar with the talks’. The story, by Ed Hammond, Aaron Kirchfeld and Ruth David, said that JTI might acquire assets worth about $5 billion, including some in the Natural American Spirit (NAS) brand that […]

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EU proposes reform of trade dispute provisions

EU proposes reform of trade dispute provisions

| September 24, 2015

The EU Commission has gone some way to assuage public concerns over the inclusion in the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions. Initially, the TTIP was the subject of negotiations between the EU and US to which the general public was not privy, and even now aspects of […]

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Occasional smoking on the rise in Denmark

Occasional smoking on the rise in Denmark

| September 24, 2015

Forty six percent of Danish upper-secondary students smoke either daily or occasionally, according to an Icenews story citing a new survey by the State Institute of Public Health (SIPH). The survey is said to have revealed a huge increase in the number of young smokers over the past two decades. The research, which questioned 75,000 […]

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Izmir meeting’s online registration due to close

Izmir meeting’s online registration due to close

| September 24, 2015

Online registration for CORESTA’s October agronomy meeting is due to close on Sunday. The CORESTA Agronomy & Leaf Integrity and Phytopathology & Genetics Joint Study Groups Meeting (AP2015) is due to be held in Izmir, Turkey, on October 25-29. Online registration will close on September 27, following which only onsite registration will be available. Registration and details about accommodation are […]

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